Thursday, August 23, 2012
I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but I feel like I'm completely out of touch with the latest news and current events.
I have no idea what's happening in the world and to be completely honest, lately, I'm not even sure I want to know.
I stopped watching the news on a regular basis when Lulu was a baby and I still try to avoid it whenever possible- save for the weather or entertainment stories.
The top headliners are always so depressing.
With the exception of Prince Harry naked in Vegas- giddy-up...
But in all seriousness, I know it's important to stay informed, but things like scattered body parts found across the city, movie theatre massacres, busy shopping mall shootings, world financial crisis and horrific car crashes just scare the crap out of me.
I really don't want to know about that stuff.
It's all so alarming.
Being a mom is scary enough at the best of times.
Things like West Nile, H1N1, creepy child predators...there's just too many things to worry about already.
Not to mention all the regular day to day things to fret over, like is she getting enough fruits and veg in a day, is she reading and writing at the appropriate level, making friends and navigating social situations properly.
Is she happy and content?
Hell, am I happy and content?
Anyhow what I'm trying to say, is that I do enjoy reading the paper and catching up on things, but in small doses.
And to be completely honest I usually go straight for the Arts & Life section if I actually have the luxury to sit down to read the weekend paper.
So many things to read so little time..damn blogosphere...
That's not to say that I am completely living in a bubble, I do try to check in on line in the morning for a few minutes just so that I can be somewhat in the loop, but I confess to skimming over anything too political or controversial.
I just can't be bothered.
Sometimes no news is good news.
And sometimes ignorance is bliss.
How about you, do you read the paper cover to cover or better yet what's your favourite section?